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Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Information

Qualification: CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media
CRICOS Course Code: 093984G
Duration: 40 weeks tuition + up to 12 weeks break = 52 weeks total
Study Type: Full time: 20 hours face to face per week

Qualification Structure:

This course is organised into 15 units of competency, made up of 3 core units and 12 elective units.

Units of Competency Codes
Units of Competency Names
Core Units CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts core
Elective Units BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
CUAANM501 Create 3D digital character animation
CUAANM502 Create 3D digital environments
CUAANM503 Design animation and digital visual effects
CUADIG504 Design games
CUADIG507 Design digital simulations
CUAANM403 Create titles for screen productions
CUAANM402 Create digital visual effects
CUAPPM407 Create storyboard
CUAWRT502 Develop storylines and treatments

Course Description:

The CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media enables individuals to use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of self and/or team in the television, radio, film and digital media industries.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be 18 years of age or over
  • Have satisfactorily completed Year 12 in an Australian High School (or equivalent), and
  • Have an IELTS band score of 5.5 or TOEFL 500 (or equivalent)

Course Delivery

The course is delivered over 52 weeks. It includes 40 weeks of tuition and 12 weeks of term breaks.

Delivery of this qualification combines trainer led theory classes, practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities, practical demonstrations and role plays. Computer based activities and projects will be undertaken using computer lab hardware and software


Each unit of competency involves assessment tasks conducted in a range of contexts. Such assessment tasks include case studies, practical demonstrations, individual projects, portfolios of evidence, role plays and oral presentations.

Career Prospects

This qualification aims to provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to work as an animation designer, artistic director, assistant producer, director, director of photography, editor (film and television), production manager (film and television) or a special effects designer.

Learning Pathways

Successful graduates of CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media may undertake or a range of other Advanced Diploma qualifications or gain entry into the second year of WIN’s Bachelor of Interactive Media.

Recognition of Prior Learning &Nationally Recognised Training

Have you studied this topic before? We will recognise competencies gained through previous learning, work and life experiences.

Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/ Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) before they commence the course or a particular unit. Students will need to provide evidence that they are already competent in this/these specific unit/s. Email info@win.edu.au for further information.